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Want to party with the BBN in Chicago? Here’s where you need to go

Looking for Cat fans in the Windy City? We’re hearing you’ve got three options for pregame festivities tomorrow:

Vincenzo’s

1104 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Vincenzo’s became an unofficial UK bar before the Champions Classic last year and they’re running it back again on Saturday. They will have food and drink specials for Big Blue Nation and a free shuttle to and from the United Center.  Vincenzo’s is on West Madison Street, about one mile west east of the basketball.

The Pony

1638 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657

The Pony is the home of the BBN in Chicago. It’s the place to watch the game if you don’t have tickets and they’ll be partying before and after as well. The Pony is farther away from the United Center but I believe they’re offering a bus ride too.

The Ogden

1659 West Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607

The official UK Alumni Association gathering will be at The Ogden, which is two blocks from the United City. They’re opening at 9 a.m. Saturday with food and drink specials, including $5 Kentucky-themed stadium cups (hooray!).

Have a few for me, BBN.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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2 Comments for Want to party with the BBN in Chicago? Here’s where you need to go



  1. Mc12
    1:10 pm December 19, 2014 Permalink

    I think I went to The Pony last year before the Champions Classic. It was so packed that it was like 4-5 rows deep at the bar waiting for a drink. It’s good to be in that atmosphere, but sometimes not so much to have to battle for a drink. I’m not sure it will be as packed as it was for that game but who knows.

    There’s actually some decent bars inside the arena that I preferred. Maybe I’m just getting old.

    Also, Charles Matthews plays on ESPN2 tonight if you haven’t seen him play, this could be the chance.